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World demand to rise 6% annually through 2018

Worldwide demand for natural and synthetic graphite (including carbon fiber) is forecast to expand six percent per annum to about 3.9 million metric tons in 2018, an improvement over the 2008-2013 pace. Three key trends will fuel growth. First, advances in manufactured goods shipments are expected to spur graphite consumption. Second, steelmaking and other types of metallurgy activity, important markets for graphite, are expected to accelerate between 2013 and 2018. Third, the global graphite market will benefit greatly from the rise of new, technologically advanced applications, including graphene, pebble-bed nuclear reactors, fuel cells, solar power, and aerospace.

Natural flake graphite to outpace amorphous types

In the natural graphite segment, flake graphite will continue to capture market share from amorphous graphite, as hightech applications become more important and the availability of flake graphite increases. Through 2018, worldwide demand for flake graphite is expected to grow more than twice as fast as for amorphous products. When China reduced natural graphite output between 2011 and 2013 because of concerns about the environment and industry fragmentation, a large number of exploration projects were launched around the world. Approximately 30 companies are now working on developing new mines in countries such as Australia, Canada, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, and the US. Finally, interest in natural graphite has increased dramatically with the rise of lithium ion batteries, which are used in electronics and electric motor vehicles. The synthetic graphite market will also see healthy gains during the 2013-2018 period. Worldwide demand for carbon fiber is expected to grow at a double-digit annual pace through 2018, as its use in aerospace, automotive, wind turbine, and other applications increases sharply. Additionally, the cost of carbon fiber is expected to gradually decline between 2013 and 2018 because of technological innovation. The growing use of electric arc furnaces to produce steel in most parts of the world is expected to boost sales of graphite electrodes. As synthetic graphite becomes more widely available in industrializing countries, product demand will grow. However, increasing production capacity will moderate prices.

China to remain key market

Roughly 45 percent of all additional graphite demand generated between 2013 and 2018 will be attributable to China alone, the world’s leading consumer of these products. Growth will be bolstered by massive gains in manufactured goods shipments, increases in metallurgy activity, and additional investment in technologically advanced industries. Other industrializing countries in the Asia/Pacific region are also expected to perform well between 2013 and 2018, as their manufacturing sectors expand and grow in sophistication. Additionally, the availability of graphite products in Asia/ Pacific countries will increase. Graphite consumption in North America is forecast to expand nearly six percent per annum between 2013 and 2018, a significant improvement over the 2008- 2013 pace. The US will register the region’s fastest growth, as industrial production increases, metallurgy activity rebounds, and lithium ion battery output surges. Led by Brazil, Central and South America is projected to see sales of graphite increase at the second fastest annual rate worldwide through 2018.

Study coverage

This upcoming industry study, World Graphite: Natural, Synthetic & Carbon Fiber, presents historical demand data plus forecasts (2018, 2023) by graphite type, market, world region, and for 16 countries. The study also examines mining and exploration activity, analyzes potential applications, evaluates company market share and profiles 52 global competitors.

Table Of Contents

World Graphite (Natural, Synthetic and Carbon Fiber) Market
TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION xii
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
World Economic Overview 5
Recent Historical Trends 5
World Economic Outlook 7
World Demographic Overview 10
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 12
World Manufacturing Outlook 14
World Crude Steel Production Outlook 17
World Motor Vehicle Production Trends 19
Technology Trends 21
Natural Graphite 22
Synthetic Graphite 24
Carbon Fiber 26
Graphene 29
Pricing Patterns 31
Regulatory and Environmental Considerations 35
III. GRAPHITE SUPPLY and DEMAND 39
General 39
World Graphite Demand 40
Natural Graphite Overview 43
Natural Graphite Demand by Product 43
Natural Graphite Demand by Market 46
Natural Graphite Demand by Region 49
Natural Graphite Shipments by Region 52
Natural Graphite Exploration 55
Synthetic Graphite Overview 57
Synthetic Graphite Demand by Product 57
Synthetic Graphite Demand by Market 60
Synthetic Graphite Demand by Region 63
Synthetic Graphite Shipments by Region 65
Carbon Fiber Demand by Market and Region 67
Carbon Fiber Shipments 72
Graphite Markets 74
Metallurgy 76
Mechanical Products 78
Refractories 79
Batteries 80
Other 81
International Trade 84
IV. NORTH AMERICA 87
Economic Overview 87
Graphite Supply and Demand 88
Natural Graphite Products and Markets 91
Synthetic Graphite Products and Markets 93
United States 95
Canada 103
Mexico 110
V. WESTERN EUROPE 119
Economic Overview 119
Graphite Supply and Demand 120
Natural Graphite Products and Markets 124
Synthetic Graphite Products and Markets 126
Germany 128
Italy 137
France 144
United Kingdom 153
Spain 161
Other Western Europe 168
VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 177
Economic Overview 177
Graphite Supply and Demand 178
Natural Graphite Products and Markets 181
Synthetic Graphite Products and Markets 183
China 185
Japan 196
India 204
South Korea 213
Taiwan 222
Other Asia/Pacific 231
VII. OTHER REGIONS 240
Central and South America 240
Economic Overview 240
Graphite Supply and Demand 241
Natural Graphite Products and Markets 244
Synthetic Graphite Products and Markets 245
Brazil 247
Other Central and South America 255
Eastern Europe 263
Economic Overview 263
Graphite Supply and Demand 264
Natural Graphite Products and Markets 268
Synthetic Graphite Products and Markets 269
Russia 271
Other Eastern Europe 279
Africa/Mideast 288
Economic Overview 288
Graphite Supply and Demand 289
Natural Graphite Products and Markets 292
Synthetic Graphite Products and Markets 293
Turkey 295
Other Africa/Mideast 303
VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 312
General 312
Industry Composition 314
Market Share 318
Natural Graphite Market Leaders 318
Synthetic Graphite Market Leaders 321
Carbon Fiber Market Leaders 324
Manufacturing and Product Development 325
Competitive Strategies 328
Marketing and Distribution 330
Cooperative Agreements 331
Acquisitions and Divestitures 336
Company Profiles 339
Aldila, see Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings
AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group NV 340
Aoyu Graphite Group Company Limited 343
Asbury Carbons Incorporated 344
Challenge, see Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings
Chotanagpur Graphite Industries 346
Eagle Graphite Corporation 347
Energoprom Group 348
Fangda Carbon New Material Technology
Company Limited 350
Formosa Plastics Group 351
Grafitbergbau Kaisersberg GmbH 352
GrafTech International Limited 353
Graphite India Limited 357
HEG Limited 359
Henan Sanli Carbon Products Company Limited 360
Hexcel Corporation 361
Hitachi Limited 364
Imerys SA 366
Mersen SA 369
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation 372
Nacional de Grafite Limitada 375
Nantong Yangtze Carbon Corporation Limited 376
Nippon Graphite Industries Company Limited 377
OZARK Graphite Specialties, see Superior Graphite
Plasan Carbon Composites, see Toray Industries
Qingdao Haida Graphite Company Limited 378
Qingdao Xinghe Graphite Company Limited 379
SEC Carbon Limited 381
SGL Carbon SE 383
SGL Tokai Carbon, see SGL Carbon and Tokai Carbon
Showa Denko Sichuan Carbon, see Sinosteel
Sinosteel Corporation 390
Sinosteel Jiangcheng Carbon Fiber, see Fangda Carbon
New Material and Technology and Sinosteel
Skaland Graphite AS 393
South Graphite Company Limited 394
Superior Graphite Company 395
Tamil Nadu Minerals Limited 397
Teijin Limited 398
Timcal Graphite and Carbon, see Imerys
TK Industries, see Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings
Toho Tenax, see Teijin
Tokai Carbon Company Limited 401
Toray Industries Incorporated 404
Triton Graphite andTitanic Alloys 409
UK Carbon and Graphite, see UKCG Group
UKCG Group Limited 410
Uralgrafit JSC 412
Zoltek, see Toray Industries
Selected Natural Graphite Exploratory Projects 413


LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1 Summary Table 3
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 10
2 World Population by Region 12
3 World Gross Fixed Capital Formation by Region 14
4 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region 17
5 World Crude Steel Production by Region 19
6 World Motor Vehicle Production by Region 21
7 World Graphite Pricing Patterns 34
SECTION III -- GRAPHITE SUPPLY and DEMAND
1 World Graphite Demand by Type and Region 42
2 World Natural Graphite Demand by Product 46
3 World Natural Graphite Demand by Market 48
4 World Natural Graphite Demand by Region 52
5 World Natural Graphite Shipments by Region 54
6 Selected Natural Graphite Exploratory Projects, 2013 56
7 World Synthetic Graphite Demand by Product 59
8 World Synthetic Graphite Demand by Market 62
9 World Synthetic Graphite Demand by Region 65
10 World Synthetic Graphite Shipments by Region 67
11 World Carbon Fiber Demand by Market and Region 71
12 World Carbon Fiber Shipments by Region 74
13 World Graphite Demand by Market 76
14 World Graphite Net Exports by Region 86
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Graphite Supply and Demand 90
2 North America: Natural Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 93
3 North America: Synthetic Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 95
4 United States: Graphite Supply and Demand 99
5 United States: Natural Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 101
6 United States: Synthetic Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 103
7 Canada: Graphite Supply and Demand 106
8 Canada: Natural Graphite Demand by Product and Market 108
9 Canada: Synthetic Graphite Demand by Product and Market 110
10 Mexico: Graphite Demand Supply and Demand 114
11 Mexico: Natural Graphite Demand by Product and Market 116
12 Mexico: Synthetic Graphite Demand by Product and Market 118
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Graphite Supply and Demand 123
2 Western Europe: Natural Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 126
3 Western Europe: Synthetic Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 128
4 Germany: Graphite Supply and Demand 132
5 Germany: Natural Graphite Demand by Product and Market 134
6 Germany: Synthetic Graphite Demand by Product and Market 137
7 Italy: Graphite Supply and Demand 140
8 Italy: Natural Graphite Demand by Product and Market 142
9 Italy: Synthetic Graphite Demand by Product and Market 144
10 France: Graphite Supply and Demand 148
11 France: Natural Graphite Demand by Product and Market 150
12 France: Synthetic Graphite Demand by Product and Market 153
13 United Kingdom: Graphite Supply and Demand 156
14 United Kingdom: Natural Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 158
15 United Kingdom: Synthetic Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 160
16 Spain: Graphite Supply and Demand 164
17 Spain: Natural Graphite Demand by Product and Market 166
18 Spain: Synthetic Graphite Demand by Product and Market 168
19 Other Western Europe: Graphite Supply and Demand 172
20 Other Western Europe: Natural Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 174
21 Other Western Europe: Synthetic Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 176
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Graphite Supply and Demand 180
2 Asia/Pacific: Natural Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 183
3 Asia/Pacific: Synthetic Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 185
4 China: Graphite Supply and Demand 190
5 China: Natural Graphite Demand by Product and Market 193
6 China: Synthetic Graphite Demand by Product and Market 195
7 Japan: Graphite Supply and Demand 199
8 Japan: Natural Graphite Demand by Product and Market 201
9 Japan: Synthetic Graphite Demand by Product and Market 203
10 India: Graphite Supply and Demand 207
11 India: Natural Graphite Demand by Product and Market 210
12 India: Synthetic Graphite Demand by Market 213
13 South Korea: Graphite Supply and Demand 217
14 South Korea: Natural Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 220
15 South Korea: Synthetic Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 222
16 Taiwan: Graphite Supply and Demand 226
17 Taiwan: Natural Graphite Demand by Product and Market 229
18 Taiwan: Synthetic Graphite Demand by Product and Market 231
19 Other Asia/Pacific: Graphite Supply and Demand 235
20 Other Asia/Pacific: Natural Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 237
21 Other Asia/Pacific: Synthetic Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 239
SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS
1 Central and South America: Graphite Supply and Demand 243
2 Central and South America: Natural Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 245
3 Central and South America: Synthetic Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 247
4 Brazil: Graphite Supply and Demand 251
5 Brazil: Natural Graphite Demand by Product and Market 253
6 Brazil: Synthetic Graphite Demand by Product and Market 255
7 Other Central and South America: Graphite
Supply and Demand 258
8 Other Central and South America: Natural Graphite Demand
by Product and Market 260
9 Other Central and South America: Synthetic Graphite
Demand by Product and Market 262
10 Eastern Europe: Graphite Supply and Demand 267
11 Eastern Europe: Natural Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 269
12 Eastern Europe: Synthetic Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 271
13 Russia: Graphite Supply and Demand 275
14 Russia: Natural Graphite Demand by Product and Market 277
15 Russia: Synthetic Graphite Demand by Product and Market 279
16 Other Eastern Europe: Graphite Supply and Demand 283
17 Other Eastern Europe: Natural Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 285
18 Other Eastern Europe: Synthetic Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 287
19 Africa/Mideast: Graphite Supply and Demand 291
20 Africa/Mideast: Natural Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 293
21 Africa/Mideast: Synthetic Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 295
22 Turkey: Graphite Supply and Demand 299
23 Turkey: Natural Graphite Demand by Product and Market 301
24 Turkey: Synthetic Graphite Demand by Product and Market 303
25 Other Africa/Mideast: Graphite Supply and Demand 307
26 Other Africa/Mideast: Natural Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 309
27 Other Africa/Mideast: Synthetic Graphite Demand by
Product and Market 311
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Graphite Sales for Selected Manufacturers, 2013 316
2 Selected Cooperative Agreements 334
3 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 338


LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Graphite Pricing, 2003-2023 35
SECTION III -- GRAPHITE SUPPLY and DEMAND
1 World Graphite Demand by Region, 2013 43
2 World Natural Graphite Demand by Market, 2013 49
3 World Synthetic Graphite Demand by Product, 2013 59
4 World Synthetic Graphite Demand by Market, 2013 62
5 World Carbon Fiber Demand by Market, 2013 72
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Graphite Demand by Country, 2013 91
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Graphite Demand by Country, 2013 124
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Graphite Demand by Country, 2013 181
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Natural Graphite Market Share, 2013 319
2 World Synthetic Graphite Market Share, 2013 322
3 World Carbon Fiber Market Share, 2013 325

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